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Malachi Benjamin Wanted For Questioning In 2018 Double Murder Arrested After Being Stabbed In Face

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for questioning in a double murder last year went to the hospital after being stabbed in the face this weekend and was taken into official custody by authorities.

Malachi Benjamin, 24, of St. Croix was held by police on Saturday based on an existing arrest warrant, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched Ancilmo Marshall Command officers to the Juan F. Luis Hospital about 8:16 p.m. Saturday based on a report that a stab wound victim was in the hospital’s Emergency Room.

Malachi Benjamin was identified as the stab wound victim. Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) detectives arrived at the hospital and contacted Benjamin who was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his face.

“Upon his discharge from the Emergency Room Benjamin was placed under arrest, based on an arrest warrant on an unrelated matter,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Benjamin was wanted for questioning in the double murder that took place at the Coliseum Cockpit in Estate Glynn on February 17, 2018.

No bail was set as per the arrest warrant for Benjamin, Dratte said.

He was transported to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility where he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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  1. March 23, 2019 at 7:20 AM — Reply

    black lives matter….

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